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The Secret to Indoor-phins

The Secret to Indoor-phins

Is your living room now functioning as your gym? Yoga studio? Spin class? Navigating the newfound reality of working out from the confines of your home can be challenging—yet as we know, keeping our minds and bodies active is more important than ever. I’m rounding up some of my favourite...

3-minute read
Three Weeks In:
A Letter From Our Founders

Three Weeks In:
A Letter From Our Founders

First and foremost we want to express our gratitude to our Poppy Barley community and team. It is in our connections with our customers, employees, factory owners and artisans that give us meaning and purpose.  Poppy Barley is a small business. Like all retailers and restaurants, we are trying to...

1-minute read
Quarantine-ing with Kids

Quarantine-ing with Kids

Making the most of your quarantined days can be especially challenging when you have little ones to keep occupied. You’ve blown through your free trial of Disney Plus—so what’s next? Find out what free online activities we’re recommending!
2-minute read
What on Earth Is a B Corp?

What on Earth Is a B Corp?

If you’ve been hearing the phrase “B Corp Month” this March and you’re like B—what? Don’t worry, you're not alone. We’re sitting down with one of our co-founders, Justine Barber, who'll explain the ins and outs of Benefit Corporations.
4-minute read
Sharing Local Love

Sharing Local Love

While we choose to temporarily close our retail doors to protect our vulnerable populations and do our best to flatten that damn curve, we’re openly asking for your help, along with the government’s support, to stay afloat—and it’s not just us.
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5 Career-Inspiring Podcasts for Women

5 Career-Inspiring Podcasts for Women

We’re diving into some of our favourite top-rated podcasts that showcase women with incredible careers, the challenges they’ve faced and relevant tips on how to inspire your own unique career path.
1-minute read
How Reducing Packaging Can Have a Big Impact

How Reducing Packaging Can Have a Big Impact

Packaging has a big impact—an incredible 47 percent of total plastic waste in Canada comes from packaging. If everything we buy comes in packaging, and most of it is destined for the landfill, how can we make an impact?
2-minute read
Say Hello to Poppy Perks!

Say Hello to Poppy Perks!

The new decade signals new beginnings; including the launch of our first-ever loyalty rewards program, Poppy Perks. Read more to find out our Founders’ inspiration behind the program and what perks excite them most!
1-minute read
Look Back to Move Forward

Look Back to Move Forward

It’s easy to always have our sights set on the future. The New Year brings new ambition, opportunity and of course, challenges. In order for us to move forward, we look back and reflect on the year, where day-to-day growth can often seem so small—but as we collect the days,...

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PB Birthday Celebration

PB Birthday Celebration

Seven years ago, we started Poppy Barley to create better fitting boots. The company we’ve grown into is a reflection of our team, customers and community who keep driving us forward.
4-minute read
Our Chance at a Long, Healthy, Happy Life

Our Chance at a Long, Healthy, Happy Life

Larry Simpson is a man set out to make a difference on our planet and will encourage you to do the same. Learn more about The Footprint Fund partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
4-minute read
Raise Her Up: Lourdes Juan

Raise Her Up: Lourdes Juan

#RaiseHerUp Lourdes #RaiseHerUp Lourdes Lourdes Juan has an entrepreneurial spirit running through her veins. Find out what inspired her to hustle from a young age and how she’s using her leadership skills to fight the food waste epidemic in our communities. “Entrepreneurship is about being a problem solver and not...

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